Epilepsy is the most common veterinary neurologic disease in purebred and mixed-breed dogs. Epilepsy is also a disease where animal and human health concerns intersect as canine epilepsy has been shown to offer a highly suitable model for human epilepsy, offering a On Health approach to addressing the health needs of dogs and their people. These disorders have a wide range of severities, precipitating causes, comorbidities, and treatment outcomes. As such, epilepsy is of major concern to the AKC Canine Health Foundation and has prompted the establishment of an Epilepsy Research Initiative to uniquely address this disease.
|02566||Genetics of Idiopathic Epilepsy in Labrador Retrievers|
|02561||Is Gut Dysbiosis Associated with Canine Idiopathic Epilepsy?|
|02323||Efficacy of Cannabidiol (CBD) for the Treatment of Canine Epilepsy|
|02252||Investigating a Ketogenic Medium-Chain Triglyceride (MCT) Supplement for the Treatment of Drug-Resistant Canine Idiopathic Epilepsy and Its Behavioral Comorbidities|
Previously Awarded Grants:
|02257||Identification of Genetic Risk Factors for Canine Epilepsy|
|02249-A||Studying the Role of the Gastrointestinal Tract in Canine Epilepsy|
|2248||Identification of a Novel Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy Gene and Its Underlying Disease Mechanism|
|02131||Neurostimulation: A Groundbreaking New Treatment for Canine Epilepsy|
|2133||Canine Epilepsy: Genetic Variants, Biomarkers, and New Therapies|
|1615||Identifying the Genetic Cause of Epilepsy|
|01896-A||A Pilot Study: Establishing the Role of Melatonin in the Occurrence of Seizures in Dogs|
|1425||Identification of Epilepsy-Causing Mutations from the Associated Loci by Next-Generation Resequencing|
|224||Characterizing Idiopathic Epilepsy in the Poodle, Giant Schnauzer, English Mastiff: An Assessment of Inheritance|
|2614||Refining the Genetic Linkage For Idiopathic Epilepsy in the Belgian Tervuren and Sheepdog|
|2104||Defining Inheritance of Idiopathic Epilepsy in the Mastiff, Poodle and Giant Schnauzer|
|2015||Development of a Genetic Marker for Idiopathic Epilepsy in the Belgian Tervuren and Belgian Sheepdog|
|1613||Development of a Genetic Marker for Idiopathic Epilepsy in the Belgian Tervuren and Belgian Sheepdog|
The AKC Canine Health Foundation funds research in 23 different Research Program Areas for the health of all dogs. These program areas enable the Foundation to create depth in our research portfolio and help us to be responsive to the health concerns of our constituents.
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